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RATINGS: 2182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Selected as a benchmark for the Beer Judge Certification Program used in all American based beer judgings. Centennial IPA has quickly become the IPA of choice. Pour yourself a pint of this complex flavorful ale and bask in the frothy head’s floral bouquet. Relish the immense citrus accents, achieved by the abundance of dry hopping. This ale’s sweet, malty undertones balance the hop character with a finish that never turns too bitter.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a nice medium white head. It has a medium body that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Has a floral aroma with a hint of grapefruit and hops. Has a nice balanced smooothness to it and slight sweet malty taste. Finishes with out a bittier bite to it. This is a wonderful beer!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChris (110) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2006
Sweet hoppy on the nose. Golden orange in color with a light tan head. Flavor resides way back in your mouth with no bitter after taste. None. Where is that IPA bite? Head disappears rather quickly. Use to IPAs with a stronger bitter ending. Ow there it is. Kinda sneaks up on you. Has a light syrupy mouth feel with no carbonation. Bitter ending increases as the glass drains away.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mddawso (89) - Normal, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2006
Bottle- Nice thick head with great lacing despite what some others have said. Floral hop aroma. Fantastic taste. Definitly a worthy of a benchmark.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ross (2073) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2007 Bottle from Sean (illinismitty) Thanks. Pours out a yellow brown color without much of a head. Smell is fruity, grassy, grapefruits, and flowers. Taste is sweet and hoppy, malty and very well balanced. Very easy to drink, very fresh tasting. Pretty damn good stuff, I can see why it would be a benchmark for the BJCP. Nice stuff, for sure.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2006 Poured a nice orangy color some yeast floating around. Aroma was of citrus hops and resinous. Flavor was of pine and some malty flavors. A non-complex IPA but still good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mvp (138) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2006
bottler poured into shaker. Aroma matches flavor. Hops are strong in aroma. Citrus flavor kicks in with first sip. Awesome lacing. I will be drinking many more of these.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2006
Pours a medium amber with medium quickly fading head. Decent carbonation and light lacing. A very solid IPA. Very nice piney hop aroma and a tart hoppy mild dry grapefruit type flavor. I’m glad I bought a 6 pack of it. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4636) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2006
Bottle (courtesy of Hogtownharry): Poured a deep hazy amber color ale with a huge slightly off white foamy head with excellent retention. Aroma of citrus hops is clearly detectable but nice semi-sweet malt presence provides good balance. Taste is also quite strong on citrus hops with nice malt base. Body is above average and I really enjoyed the low filtration level.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2006
Bottle. At first sniff I am taken aback by the huge pine/grapefruit explosion, but as it settles in the glass the aroma starts to turn to the sweet caramel malt side of things almost completely dominating the initial hop aroma... quite odd. The hops show up again in the taste and leave a nice lingering bitterness. Very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2006
Draught@Redbones, Boston. A nice IPA, typically aromatic, piney Amercan hops. Lots of hops. Slightly sweet, then bitter citrus, grapefruit, piney hops. Nice length in flavour,and more-ish, especially for its strength.


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